Tuesday, April 24, 2018

LA, LB Funding Emissions Projects

By Karen Robes Meeks

The nation’s two busiest seaports are committed to financially support projects that help improve air quality in port operations.

The Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles are offering matching funds through their Technology Advancement Program (TAP). Established by the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, TAP was recently updated to include more aggressive efforts to battle port-related pollution over the next two decades.

Since 2007, the ports have provided more than $21 million toward the advancement of pollution-cleaning port technology.

This year, they are looking for projects “that have the potential to reduce emissions, including diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides and greenhouse gases,” according to the release.

The deadline to submit concept papers is May 22. Projects that warrant further consideration will be asked to submit a full proposal at a later date.

For more information, visit www.cleanairactionplan.org/documents/final-technology-advancement-program-tap-call-projects-april-2018.pdf